On this day: May 21

Posted: 11:42 PM EDT May 20, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 21, 2015

The American Red Cross is established, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart complete their historic trans-Atlantic flights, Bogey and Bacall get hitched, and Susan Lucci finally strikes Emmy gold, all on this day.

OTD May 21 - Lou Pearlman
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2008: Lou Pearlman, the one-time manager of the boy bands Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of $300 million. Pearlman had pleaded guilty to one count each of money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding, and two counts of conspiracy.


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